BLUE TULIPS ON BLACK LINEN, HAND-PRINTED TEA TOWEL 2021
Beautiful hand screen-printed tea towel design 'TULIPS' in shimmering blue and green is printed on a 100% Black linen. This design was printed using a mix of PERMATONE Soil Association Approved inks and PERMASET Pearl White to create bespoke blue and green shimmering ink colours.
The artist's statement:
A period of introspection cast by months of COVID lockdowns led to the idea of symmetry as a symbol of mindfulness and centredness. The tea towel series begins with Tulips on Black Linen, an Art Deco influenced design with stylised shapes. The black linen represents the darkness of isolation. Out of that isolation comes the realisation that introspection can be a source of creativity—expressed by the flowering tulip bulbs. Blue toned shimmering tulips printed with specially blended PERMASET® Inks communicate the surreal experience of lockdown as once vibrant cities become ghost towns.
Patricia Del Favero